LSE Global Forum in New York City

The LSE North America Forum hosted by LSE Director Craig Calhoun on May 15 was a great success.

By all accounts, the LSE North America Forum held in New York on May 15 was a resounding success and was attended by more than 350 alumni, staff, friends and colleagues.

Director Craig Calhoun gave an inspiring welcome address with lots of news from LSE. The highlight of the event was a ceremony conferring an Honorary Doctorate on Dr. Janet Yellen, Economist and Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve.   All stood to applaud Dr. Yellen during the procession and following her heartfelt remarks.

The Friday afternoon Faculty Forum “American Decline: Fact, Fiction, or None of the Above” got rave reviews. The distinguished LSE faculty panel was chaired by Professor Erik Berglof, Director, LSE Institute of Global Affairs. The panel included:

  • Professor Mick Cox, Director, LSE IDEAS and Professor of International Relations,
  • Professor Danny Quah, Director, Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre, LSE IGA and Professor of Economics and International Development,
  • Professor Peter Trubowitz, Director, US Centre and Professor of International Relations.

Patrick Mears, Chair, Alumni Association, (LLB, Law,1979)  presented the Distinguished Alumni Leadership Award to Richard Goeltz (General Course, Economics, 1963), LSE Benefactor’s Board donor and North American Advisory Board member.

You can follow this link to see photos from this event provided by the LSE Alumni Association and photographer Lynn Saville:

North America Forum, May 15, 2015.

(You will need to click on the images to see full-sized pictures.)

Dr. Janet Yellen is featured in some photos.  AFLSE President Tom Kern, AFLSE Chapter Coordinator Connor Galvin and AFLSE New York Social Events Coordinator Chris Bodell are included in other photos.